Kibaaro News has been reliably informed of reports heard over the French media regarding the health condition of the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who is currently receiving medical treatment in France.
According to our source, the French radio station called Liberation disclosed on Friday, 21 February 2014, that the Gambian President was flown in from Morocco, where he earlier sought medical attention.
Our source, who listened to the Radio programme on Liberation, informed that the radio station had disclosed that the Gambian President went to Morocco on Thursday, 20 February 2014 to seek for medical treatment. He was however advised by the Moroccan Doctors to proceed to France on Friday, 21 February 2014, due to the advance nature of his condition.
The Radio Station disclosed that the Gambian President is suffering from a type of cancer called ‘Colon Cancer’, which is at an advance stage. It is also widely reported that President Jammeh is suffering from a brain cancer.
The British National Health Services stated the followings about Colon Cancer also known as Bowel Cancer:
“Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon cancer or rectal cancer. Symptoms of bowel cancer include blood in your stools (faeces), an unexplained change in your bowel habits, such as prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, and unexplained weight loss.”
It is worth noting that President Jammeh had shown signs of the above symptoms. He was flown to the United States in 2013 for suffering diarrhoea, which was feared to have been caused by food poisoning. He is further reported having lost weight of recent. It is therefore credible that the President is suffering from ‘Colon Cancer’ and not ‘Brain Cancer’.
According to our source, the French Radio had also disclosed that it is been rumoured that the President intends for Mr Momodou Sabally, the current Secretary General and head of Government, as well as the Minister of Presidential affairs, to replace him should he not succeed the ailment.
It is worth noting that our source is not a Gambian, but a Senegalese diplomat who overheard the programme on the Radio Liberation and contacted our editor to inform him of the same. The diplomat was also seeking to gain background information on Mr Sabally.
It could be recalled that President Yahya Jammeh had visited France on Thursday, 5th December 2013, when he had medical check ups with regards to his mysterious medical condition.
However, his presence in France at the time attracted protests from the Gambian dissidents in Paris on 7 December 2013. As a result, it is reasonable that President Jammeh may prefer treatment in Morocco, in order to avoid attracting another protest from the Gambian dissidents in France.
It is however baffling that President Jammeh, who declared his discovery of a miracle cure to cancer to the world, is unable to cure himself at present.